Jack Cashman in Norway

Good Evening!

Jack Cashman is in Norway at the Ski Festival in Norway for Youth ages and below. Attached please find the results of todays sprint. You can scroll down to the “Gutah 16 ar class” and find Jack in 9th with 0,2 shooting!! out of 43 in that class. I think there are 1022 participants total!!https://liatoppenskiskytterfestival.no/uploads/iKjjhea8/230415Offisiellresultatliste-sprint.PDF

Biathlon is not a small sport in Norway!!

– Bill Meyer

Rifles for sale, anyone?

Good Morning Everyone!

Most of you are active biathlon families. But I know some of you have personal rifles that are not being used extensively!! 

This spring, we have seen many newcomers to our sport!! Of those who are in and participating, plus those who have expressed interest and will be invited to our first camp in May, I count up 13 new names since last fall!! These are all teenage athletes who would qualify for a leased MN Biathlon rifle..if we had enough to cover all of them!! And an equal number of older athletes: seniors, masters, etc., have shown interest but would have to provide their own rifles…

It is great to be popular! But…..

On the other end of our pipeline, we have a number who are dedicated to the sport, but will be leaving the state for colleges elsewhere. They have been buying their own rifles. Several this year, again. I have also been pulling in some rifles from athletes who were not using them enough in MN events per the lease agreement. 

To help alleviate what appears to be a shortage of MN Biathlon rifles this year for lease, 4 families, who are currently leasing, have indicated an interest in personally purchasing a used rifle, if any are available. Three right handed and one left handed. Anschutz Fortners are preferable. 

So long way of asking that if anyone has a rifle they would like to sell, please get in touch and I will connect you with one of the four families. Most used Fortners are in the $3000-$4000 range unless it is almost new. Factory stocks have been changing over the past 10-15 yrs or so—carrying harnesses and slings often need replacing, and etc. 

So hoping some of you will be willing to clean out your closets!! 


MN Cup #8 – Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association – Sat, March 18, 2023 – RESULTS

Hosted by Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date:  Saturday, March 18, 2023

Place: Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: Pursuit…5 Sec Starts

10K PPSS 5X2K loop

Online Registration

Registration:                     9:30 AM –   9:55 AM 

Zero:                               10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Race Start:                      10:45 AM  

Cost:                               $20 (Cash, Venmo, Check)

5.5K PPSS 5X1.1K loop 

Novice PPPP 5X 1.1K loop

3.3K PP

Novice 3X1.1K loop

Cost                                $10 (Cash, Venmo, Check)

Zero:                                 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Race Start                        12:30 PM

ALL <13, select <15, and Novice will race 5.5K

Questions?  Call Carl 651-245-5997 or email cnrdgrn@gmail.com 

MNCup #6 – Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race – Sat, March 4, 2023 – RESULTS

Snowflake Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Minnesota Cup #6

Hosted by Duluth Biathlon and Snowflake Nordic Ski Center

Rankby AgeAthleteM/FClassDistanceBibStartFinishTotalPPSST
1Cheresa BouleyFSF1050:010:40:590:39:5921328
2Hanne GuthrieFSF1060:010:43:510:42:5121328
1Audrey LahammerFYF10100:010:48:580:47:5821317
2Maeve LindsayFYF10110:020:54:060:52:06243211
1Annelise BairdF<17F1080:010:46:580:45:58553215
2River FenaF<17F10130:020:59:580:57:58224412
1Adelaide BielkeF<17F (P)(A)10140:021:00:580:58:5840037
1Selah BinsfeldF<15F1090:010:47:330:46:3324118
2Irina ViskovatvkhF<15F1070:010:51:200:50:20214512
1Harriet HillF<15F (A)8.5210:030:56:520:53:52555520
1Louisa Hill F<13F (A)7.5240:030:52:040:49:0402428
2Charlotte HillF<13F (A)7.5230:030:55:120:52:12422311
Rankby AgeAthleteM/FClassDistanceBibStartFinishTotalPPSST
1Blake WagonerMSM10150:020:55:070:53:07443314
1 Joel BouleyMYM10170:020:47:120:45:12554418
1Carson PetersonM<17M1030:010:40:210:39:21322411
2Eric AndersonM<17M1020:010:41:550:40:5531217
3Sergei ViskovatvkhM<17M1040:010:42:020:41:0212159
4Jack CashmanM<17M1010:010:42:030:41:0320035
1Caleb GilbertsonM<13M (A)8.5200:030:44:590:41:59434415
2Carson GilbertsonM<13M (A)8.5220:030:45:390:42:39222410
3Mateo WatsonM<13M (A)8.5180:030:47:350:44:3510337
4Pat Lammerson JrM<13M (A)8.5190:030:58:370:55:37133310

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Location: Snowflake Nordic, 4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth (1/2 mile north of the intersection of the Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads)

Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)

Distance: U13: 7.5 or 8.5 km 

      All other: 10 km

Registration: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet

Zero: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Race Start: 11:00 AM, Mass Start

Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould)

Awards/MN Biathlon Cup #6 at range at approx: 12:15

Novice Race

Registration: 9:00 AM to 11 AM at Snowflake Nordic Chalet

Safety Clinic and Practice Shooting at approx.:    12:30 PM

Race Start: 1:00 PM

Race Format:   Mass Start/ 4.5K (3 x 1.5 km), PP + penalty loop 

                           Classic or Skating

Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to John Gould) Rifles and Ammunition Supplied by Duluth Biathlon.

Questions? Call John Gould at 218-269-2854 

or e-mail: jgould1952@yahoo.com

MN Cup #5 – Elk River – Sunday, February 19th, 2023 – RESULTS

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, February 19th, 2023

We have had good news from the groomers at Woodland Trails! They managed to break up the crust and will be doing a lot more on Saturday as the weather warms up. We will have skiable conditions, with the final decision on courses to be made on Saturday. The weather forecasts look really good!! 

The race will be a 7.5km Relay Format with 15-sec interval starts, hopefully on an exact 2.5 km course. Age classes <13 will do a 4.5km event. 

Please jump in and join us for the last race of the winter season in the Twin Cities area—and stick around and help with the Novice event following right behind the race and get the entry fee reduced to zero!! We have 24 or 25 Novices signed up—and are looking forward to greeting some new faces, encouraging newcomers to try our great sport, and generating the continuance of our MN Biathlon growth!!

We are approaching 20 signups for the experienced race event—and with the MN State Meet completed today—we should pick up a number of new entries before tomorrow evening! 

The deadline for signup is 9:00 Pm tomorrow [Friday] to allow us time to get the timing set up with start lists.

Hope to see you there!!

Bill Meyer, Coach

Woodland Trails Park

20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Sprint ”Relay” Format

2 shooting stages, and 3 skiing laps. Individual start….but with relay rounds!

U13 – 4.8km 
All others – 7.5km


9:15 am – Registration opens 
10:00 am – Zero opens 
~11:00 am – Race start

$15/race per U15 racer.
$20/race for all others.
Free entry if you stay afterward
and help with a novice event, 12 pm – 2 pmAmmunition for the novices will be provided by the club. Just provide your rifle and expertise!

Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: Online Signup

Volunteers are needed and appreciated!

Contact Chad and Lynda Bouley at chadandlyndab@live.com for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact administration@minnesotabiathlon.com